Courts & Cases

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill this morning. On Wednesday night, the House formally delivered articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the U.S. Senate. – AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Pelosi warns Senate not to be Trump’s ‘henchmen’ in trial

The Senate opens its historic proceedings against President Donald Trump today with a formal reading of the articles of impeachment by House prosecutors, followed by the arrival at the Capitol of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who will swear in all 100 senators as jurors for only the third impeachment trial in U.S. history.

States appeal Obamacare ruling to SCOTUS

WASHINGTON — In a move that could put the Obama-era health law squarely in the middle of the 2020 election, Democratic-led states Friday asked the Supreme Court for a fast-track review of a recent court ruling that declared part of the statute unconstitutional and cast a cloud over the rest.

Illinois Supreme Court in 2019: Important cases justices decided

SPRINGFIELD — The announcement that Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier will retire later this year garnered major attention last fall, but that’s just one of the moments that defined the Illinois Supreme Court’s 2019 terms. 

Trial Notebook


Court OKs divvying up ADA work claim

Brigid Ford’s principal argument on appeal to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals from partial summary judgment and a jury verdict in her hostile-work environment case under the Americans with Disabilities Act against the sheriff’s office in Marion County, Ind., was that the district judge erred by divvying up her ADA claim into two episodes.

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